Grand écriture noire, 1979


Jesus Rafael Soto

Jesus Rafael Soto
Grande Ecriture noire, 1979
Peinture sur bois et métal, nylon
253.5 x 600.0 x 45.5 cm

© ADAGP, Paris, 2019

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Soto explores perpetual movement in space through form.

The suspended, mobile metallic elements of Écritures—lines, circles, arabesques—disrupt the background grid, a vibratory optical effect, intensifying the black and white contrasts.

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Jesus Rafael Soto

1923-2005, in Ciudad Bolívar (Venezuela)
Died in 2005, Paris (France)

An admirer of Mondrian and Malevich, he entered established abstract art circles, following in the footsteps of other South American artists. 
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